IF we got into the Champions League...

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  1. Chappaz

    Chappaz Active Member

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    Purely hypothetical here as the chances are literally minuscule, BUT...

    If we did quality for the Champions League, do you think Alan Pardew would go down as one of Newcastle United's all-time heroes? Surely taking us from relegation to the CL in a couple of years would immortalise him as one of the great legends of our club alongside Keegan, Robson, Shearer and others?
     
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    Vilsmeier-Haack Reaction Well-Known Member

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    Well he didnt really take us from relegation. Credit does go to Hughton who got us out of the fizzy pop at the first time of asking. Wouldn't be far off it though. Would probably require a consistent couple of years of qualification to get to that level, although getting the name on a cup would have him jump the queue massively.
     
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    666 Tash 666 Well-Known Member

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    He would have to be. He may get it wrong sometimes, but lets face it, we never expected anything near this from him.

    If we get into the CL and don't just go out in the qualifying stages, then push for the CL for next few years, then yeah.
     
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    What about doing it once, though?

    I mean which other teams have went from being relegated to being in the CL within the space of a couple of years? This is all hypothetical btw, just to re-clarify.

    Personally, I'm not sure if he would go down as a legend in the same vein as Sir Bobby and co, but I certainly think he would be written into Newcastle folklore as the man who did it after turning the club around so dramatically.
     
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    Think its harsh on Hughton to say he had taken us from relegation but I think for him to achieve that in our second year in the league in the current footballing climate would be a massive achievement and probably would lead to him receiving legendary status.
     
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    If, if? What do you mean if?
     
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  7. I Sit Next To A Badger-Leazes Corner

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    What would people want? Easyish Champions League draw or big guns? Personally, I want to see the lads running out at the Bernabeau, the San Siro or the Nou Camp again.
     
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    Exactly! Pardew out if we don't!
     
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    Big guns. Going there not expecting anything, against the best teams, players and managers of the world.

    Shola to haunt Barca again.
     
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    Vilsmeier-Haack Reaction Well-Known Member

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    Hypothetical my arse, we are as good as qualified :D

    Hello delusion my old friend
     
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    I don't see why it's so unlikely for us to finish in the top 4. We are 5th at the moment and we have strengthened our squad while our competitors for 4th spot haven't. I believe.
     
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  12. Why aye Cabaye

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    Ba, Cisse, Tiote and Cabaye all to come back...it's not out of the question but you'd fancy Liverpool or Chelsea to claim it. String a few more wins together and we're well in the hunt though. If we get 9 points from the next 4 games it could happen. Personally, I think we'll get 7.
     
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    One big gun and 2 **** teams!
     
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    This <ok> leave the rest of the bigguns for our glorious march to the final :D
     
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    You might get some 'small team' like Rubin Kazan who come from nowhere but are pretty decent.

    In dreamworld, I'd have.

    Real Madrid
    Lille
    PSV

    A mega game v Real, our French players back on their home soil, and a cracking atmosphere in Holland.
     
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  16. Eat Sleep Watch F1 Repeat

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    I don't see us getting 4th spot but if we did (A big IF) then I think he may do.
     
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    I'd want a group of Barry Town, Linfield and B36 Tórshavn...
     
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    The pundits would love a scenario like this as they could pull out our 'lucky' tag again in relation to an easy draw <whistle>
     
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    We always up our game against the big guns, plus I fancy a nice trip to Spain or Italy <whistle>
     
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  20. Why aye Cabaye

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    If we did get into the Champions League, I would actually be sick with excitement.
     
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